St Peter & St Paul

Cromer's church tells the story of the town's changing fortunes.

About this church

The church is very large and grand, and was built almost entirely in the 15th century.

The decline was already well set in by the 17th century, during which time the chancel was demolished, before it fell down of its own accord. By the 19th century it was almost derelict. Architect Sir Arthur Blomfield came to the rescue in the 1880s, rebuilding the chancel, and repairing the nave and tower.

Today the church is a popular, friendly place, its enormous nave full of light and space. There is excellent glass at the east end made by William Morris's company to the designs of Edward Burne-Jones, and elsewhere there is modern glass celebrating and commemorating the places and people of Cromer.

The outside of the church is magnificent, with superb architectural detailing. Crowning all is the great tower, Norfolk's tallest, and a popular attraction in its own right because of the views from the top.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church
  • Accessible toilets in church

Other nearby churches

All Saints

Set in a large churchyard in quiet countryside inland from the sea, Upper Sheringham's church has features from both the 14th and 15th centuries.

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